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The future issue Step into the future with us. As we bid farewell to 2008, and a new year filled with possibilities and adventures beckons, what better time to take a look at what lies ahead? In this issue, explore the worlds of travel, business, robotics, design, and even science fiction, for a peek of what you can expect in the months and even years to come. See you tomorrow!

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Science friction Jane Szita explores the world of science fiction in an effort to find out what influence, if any, it has on our future

Eco paradise

Designer visions

The Galapagos Islands are one of

We take a look at the cream of the crop

Ecuador’s most well-known treasures,

of European design graduates, and find

but there is much, much more to this

out what they have in store for us

fascinating South American country

36 Fix your funding In this Holland Herald exclusive, author Douglas Rushkoff gives his thoughts

10 In the picture

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Ocean living and survival instincts

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The best city guides

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40 Gadgets All the hottest gear

Touchdowns Updates What’s on in The Netherlands

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Offshore ecopolis As sea levels rise, countries might be forced to rehouse their citizens, but Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut believes he has the perfect answer with his project “Lilypad”. Callebaut’s idea is to create “a floating ecopolis for climate refugees”, which is an amphibious city designed to accommodate up to 50,000 inhabitants. The floating shape and structure are inspired by the leaves of the huge Victoria amazonica water lilies. www.vincent.callebaut.org

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Image: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

500,000 SQUARE METRES IN SIZE 2100 ESTIMATED DATE OF COMPLETION 50,000 INHABITANTS

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North Madagascar They are one of the few species so ancient that they witnessed dinosaurs evolve and become extinct. And even though these green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) are on the endangered species list, it’s not all doom and gloom for them. Their main predators are humans, as their eggs and flesh are considered delicacies in some cultures. However, there are many projects underway, aimed at creating awareness of their value and promoting eco tourism to help increase numbers. www.worldwildlife.org

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1 METRE AVERAGE LENGTH 100 EGGS LAID AT ANY ONE TIME 203,000 NUMBER OF NESTING FEMALES

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Future facts & figures Words: Jennifer Phin

1,610

km per hour

The team responsible for the 1997 land speed record is now developing a car that could reach 1,610 kilometres per hour. The Bloodhound SSC will be powered by a jet engine and hybrid rocket, and is expected to travel faster than a bullet from a gun. Project leader Richard Noble anticipates

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the car will be ready for a record attempt in 2011.

240 million

1980s

If everyone in the world appliances off rather than

2037

One of the early drafts of hit 1980s movie Back to the

leaving them on “standby”

Time capsules are so

Future, starring Michael J. Fox, had protagonist Marty

when not in use, it would

over; send your future

McFly time travel in a modified refrigerator. This was

cut CO2 emissions by around

self an e-mail blast from

changed to a DeLorean when director Robert Zemeckis

240 million tonnes in one year.

the past by logging on

switched their household

became “concerned that kids would accidentally lock

to http://futureme.org. Your

themselves in refrigerators”.

message can be sent back

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to you at any point between now and December 31, 2037. If you would prefer to

.25 billion seeds

virtually haunt someone after your death, try http:// mylastemail.com.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway is now in operation. It has been designed to store duplicates of seeds from every variety of food crop on the planet. Built to protect the world’s crops from any future catastrophes, it has the capacity to store up to 2.25 billion seeds.

20,000 IN SPACE The Space Island Group (SIG) is a US-based company dealing in the commercialisation of space travel and tourism. SIG is currently developing its ambitious Space Island Project. It claims that, by 2020, up to 20,000 people could be living and working on “space island” stations orbiting the Earth.

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Future facts & figures

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2015

and still building

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer continues to influence modern architecture even at the

By 2015, the US Department

ripe old age of 101. One of his most famous projects was Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, which

of Defense plans to have a

was inaugurated in 1960. Back then it was seen as an extremely futuristic city, but is now

third of its fighting capacity

thought of as “retro futuristic”, meaning what he envisioned the future might look like.

provided by robots.

1986 hit The 1986 hit The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades, by Timbuk 3, was written about the looming nuclear threat during the Cold War. However, it was broadly misinterpreted by teenagers future. Cue dozens of unintentionally ironic graduation ceremonies.

1,000 years old Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist, Chairman and Chief Science Officer of The Methuselah Foundation, and author of the book Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could

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as an optimistic look to the

st century

Bender B. Rodriguez, the foul-mouthed robot from animated

Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime. He believes that human life

series Futurama, which was set in New York at the turn of

expectancy will eventually extend to 1,000 years, and that the

the 31st century, was named after The Breakfast Club’s moody

first person to live to 1,000 may already have been born.

rebel John Bender, played by Judd Nelson.

2050: ENGLISH TO LOSE ITS RANKING By 2050, English is predicted to lose its dominance as an international language. Currently second only to Mandarin Chinese as a native tongue, English is expected to be overtaken by Spanish, Hindi-Urdu and Arabic in the next few decades. Time to take an evening class! FUTURE Holland Herald

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Brave new worlds Is it just lucky guessing or does science fiction really influence and shape our lives? Jane Szita investigates hit and missed predictions. Meanwhile, in a parallel universe, Steve Schofield photographs some serious fans

Giles Aston, a restaurateur from London, 43, says his obsession with Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard started as a lifestyle but is now a way of life

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Kitchen confidential: security guard and Star Wars fan Steven Burns at home in Wales, dressed as Chewbacca. He also likes to put on a Han Solo outfit from time-to-time

The people who live in the future aren’t stupid. They’ve got it all: robot servants, jetpacks, moving pavements, space colonies, talking computers and a peaceful, unified global society. Or so we were led to believe by the science fiction stories of the last century. Now, though, we’re past the year 2000, and the future has arrived – along with a certain sense of disappointment. The T-shirt slogan, “I still want my flying car,” says it all. Actually, there is a flying car, a prototype as improbably chunky as a bumblebee (see www.moller.com). And many of us have our own version of the Star Trek tricorder, in the form of a flip-top mobile phone. But gadget design aside, the world of much of last century’s science fiction now looks incredibly naïve, overoptimistic and quaint. As cyberpunk

novelist William Gibson once said, “Nothing dates more quickly than an imaginary future.” On the other hand, some science fiction becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. “There is a complex interplay between present images of the future and the future that takes hold,” says Sean Redmond, a science fiction film critic and academic at

Of course, Koolhaas’ zig-zag towers and giant spheres are not alone. Norman Foster admits being inspired by his boyhood enthusiasm for the 1940’s and 50’s sci-fi comic strip, Dan Dare. Its pages are full of buildings that look rather like his Swiss Re Tower in London. And for some years now, the hip lounge bars and stores featured in the likes of

“It’s staggering how much of what we do today is last generation’s science fiction” Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. “Look at the new Waterfront City designs for Dubai, by Rem Koolhaas. The buildings seem to come out of the pages of a sci-fi graphic novel. This is where fact and fiction collide.”

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Sf ideas that came true (sort of)

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CCTV – described by George Orwell in 1984 (1949). There are now an estimated four million surveillance cameras in the UK alone.

2 Internet – Mark Twain wrote about a “limitless-distance” telephone in From the London Times of 1904 (1898).

3 Geosynchronous satellite – Arthur C. Clarke first predicted “extra-terrestrial relays” in Wireless World magazine (1945), and featured them in his books.

4 The video iPod – a device much like this is described by H. G. Wells in When The Sleeper Wakes (1899).

5 Test-tube babies – first

like William Gibson’s Neuromancer, which coined the term “cyberspace”, are a case in point. They popularised a whole new way of thinking about computers, and encouraged the development of graphical interfaces. “These 1980s cyberpunk novelists practically created virtual reality as it exists today,” says science fiction writer Charles Stross. Stross’ latest book, Halting State, is set in the near future: the year 2018. It begins with a bank robbery in a virtual reality game – and soon after the book was published, this actually happened in the ‘real’ virtual world, in both Second Life

want to do and can’t do. That inspires the kids to go and accomplish it. When you have the advantage of hindsight, it’s staggering how much of what we do today is last generation’s science fiction.”

But some would say that reality remains so unpredictable, that seemingly prescient science fiction writers are really just making a lucky guess. Jules Verne, after all, predicted the aqualung (developed half a century later) but not the electric light bulb, which was invented just a few years after he wrote 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

featured in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932).

6 CD/DVD – in E. E. “Doc” Smith’s book, Triplanetary (1934), records survive an

“We live in a very futuristic present, with amazing advances all the time”

attack by being stored on metallic discs.

7 Robots – first named in Karel Capek’s Rossum’s Universal Robots (1920), but mechanical creatures were already being made, and written about, in ancient Greece.

8 Nanobots – in his story, A Menace in Miniature (1937), Raymond Z. Gallun imagined sinister “ultra-microbots”.

9 The screensaver – in his classic novel, A Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), Robert Heinlein talks of a TV screen

and Ultima Online. “There’s a lot of builtin obsolescence in my books,” laughs Stross. “The pace of development is so fast these days, science fiction starts ageing the minute you’ve written it.” He believes the sense of wonder of early science fiction, first formulated by Jules Verne and H. G. Wells over a century ago, is hard to recapture given today’s accelerated rate of change. “We live in a very futuristic present, with amazing advances all the time,” he says. “These days, people get a lot of science fiction straight out of the science pages of their newspaper.”

“disguised as an aquarium.”

10 Scuba diving – in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1875), Captain Nemo was equipped with tanks of compressed air. Source: The Daily Top Ten

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“The only difference between science fiction and science is timing,” said the inventor of the Segway, Dean Kamen, at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “Every generation writes about something they

“Writers may get some things right, but the predictive quality of science fiction is overvalued,” says Javier Martinez, managing editor of the science fiction studies journal, Extrapolation. “It has a treasury of images – spaceships, faster-than-light travel, aliens, galactic spacescapes – but it is always about the present. It only plays at envisioning the future. It always addresses issues that are pertinent to us in the current moment.” Martinez is keen to make a distinction between “sci-fi” – the sensationalist pulp offerings of the 1950s (themselves now a separate and muchloved genre) – and the more serious and intellectually rigorous “science fiction” or “sf”. Thanks to the lurid excesses of its sci-fi cousin, science fiction has sometimes struggled to attain respectability. Remarkably, the novelist Margaret Atwood recently denied that

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Andrew Robinson, a revenue protection officer from Bristol, 40, relaxes at home in his Klingon outfit. His wife is dressed as Dax

Beam me up: Jo from Stoke on Trent (retired) can’t get enough of Star Trek

Keith Carlos Batt (left), a film extra from Luton with his friend Stuart, whom he met at a Star Trek convention

Michael McNeil, a psychiatric nurse from Wirral, 32, prefers to be an AT-AT pilot like those featured in The Empire Strikes Back, rather than a stormtrooper like everyone else!

The photography of Steve Schofield Steve Schofield’s work is a mixture of portraiture and traditional documentary. This portrait series is entitled Land of the Free. The photographs show British fans of American science fiction and pop culture taken in their own environments. Schofields says: “I have shown people in their own homes and environments wearing costumes that they would be dressed in to attend events with other like-minded individuals. It seeks to offer a glimpse into the seemingly ordinary lives of my subjects and allows the private to become public. The work hints at the depth of people’s fantasies and the methods they employ to adopt this culture as part of their own lifestyle as a means of escapism.” www.steveschofield.co.uk

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SCIENCE FICTION Dave and Alan are Star Wars enthusiasts from Birmingham. Here, they are phoning home, dressed as Imperial stormtroopers

Life on Mars? One of the themes beloved of science fiction and particularly space opera (epic dramas set

her books are sf (even though some clearly are), because, “science fiction is rockets, chemicals and talking squids in outer space.”

in space, like Star Wars), is the colonisation of distant planets. At least since Le Mystère des XV (1911) by Jean de La Hire, a settlement on Mars has been a favourite theme. As the difficulty of such an undertaking becomes increasingly clear, today’s

Increasingly, though, such dismissals are rare. “Good science fiction helps people to think outside the box,” says Anders Sandberg, a philosopher and sf fan at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute. “It helps us to recognise that our assumptions about the current

Charles Stross agrees that science fiction isn’t really about predicting the future, “any more than a crime novel is about how to commit the perfect murder.” He believes, “the future is like the present – just with more stuff. It’s fun to think about what people will do with all that extra stuff,” he says. “It makes a more complex picture.” His next book might feature 3D printing and “skinnable reality” – a new kind of virtual reality which is layered over the real world around

science fiction writers tend to be more sceptical. As cyberpunk pioneer Bruce Sterling puts it: “I’ll believe in people settling Mars at about

“Good science fiction helps people to think outside the box”

the same time I see people settling the Gobi Desert. The Gobi Desert is about 1,000 times more hospitable than Mars and 500 times cheaper and easier to reach. Nobody ever writes a ‘Gobi Desert Opera’ because, well, it’s just kind of plonkingly obvious that there’s no good reason to go there and live. It’s ugly, it’s inhospitable and there’s no way to make it pay. Mars is just the same, really. We just romanticise it because it’s so hard to reach.”

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world and the human condition are just that: assumptions, rather than the way things must always be. This is why it has inspired many people to become engineers or scientists.” On the big screen, says Sean Redmond, “science fiction is the exemplary fi lm genre. If you want to know the fears, hopes and dreams of the present, a science fiction fi lm is better than a social realism fi lm.” In literature, argues Javier Martinez, “science fiction, with its attention to the intersection between the human and the technological, with its contemplation of our desire for exploration and our need to stay grounded, with its ability to examine our need for self-preservation and our drive to self-destruction – is suited for the now.”

us – which are both technologies due to arrive in earnest in the next decade or two.

For science fiction writers looking further ahead though, an important contemporary theme is what Anders Holmberg calls, “the realisation that the human species might be on the way out. As we learn to manipulate our biology, integrate it with technology or create artificial intelligence, the state of being ‘human’ becomes more of a lifestyle or career choice than a given fact,” he says. “I think it is not implausible that we are going to see various highly divergent offshoots of humanity rather than one human species.” The future, in other words, might just turn out to be stranger than science fiction.

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Ecuador an eco wonderland Snow-capped volcanic mountains, unspoilt coastlines, Amazon rainforests and the Unesco World Heritage city of Quito are all waiting to be explored in mainland Ecuador WORDS: MIA LUNDBERG NEVADO. PHOTOGRAPHY: PETE OXFORD

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Arriving at Quito airport is quite an experience for even the most experienced traveller. The first thing that you’ll notice when stepping out of the plane are the enormous roses that fi ll the airport with colour and smell. It’s a most unusual but pleasant welcome, and not one that most people expect. Aside from its roses, Ecuador has much to offer. It’s best known for the Galapagos Islands, but the mainland is also starting to become a travel hot spot. Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America, but its landscapes include snow-capped volcanic mountains, long stretches of unspoilt coastline, Amazon rainforests and, of course, the Galapagos Islands. It covers the whole spectrum of natural wonders. Of the world’s 32 designated “biospheres”, 26 are found here, and that’s in a country only slightly larger than the United Kingdom. All of this means that one day you can be hiking in the highlands and climbing volcanic mountains, while the next you’ll be canoeing down river in the sunny Amazon rainforest greeting shamans or even surfing the waves on the Ecuadorian coastline. “What I love about living in Ecuador is the lifestyle, the people, the diversity and the way things work – or even don’t

work,” says Jan Niedrau, who has lived in Quito for many years. He’s the German-born owner of the renowned Zazu restaurant. And then there are the roses. The rose industry in Ecuador has boomed over the past 20 years, today it’s worth over €280 million a year, and it employs around 65,000 people. Ten of its 400 rose farms have been certified as fair trade farms, and hopefully in the future this number will rise as consumers become more aware how important it is for local communities. Rose farm worker Maria Jimenez explains: “For every fair trade rose sold, the worker gets 10% of the consumer sales price, which is quite a lot of money when one rose can cost up to €8 in a European flower shop or supermarket.”

Quito actually means “the centre of the world” in Quechua (a Native American language). This was nothing new to the locals when the Spanish conquistadors founded it in 1534, because the pre-Hispanic people of Quito already knew they lived at the equator. They were ahead of their time, as they were already using solar observatories and astronomical measurements. Today, there is an impressive 30-metre monument that marks the equatorial line, 25 kilometres north of the capital. Located 2,850 metres above sea level, Quito is the second highest capital in the world. The city stretches almost 40 kilometres wide in a valley surrounded by lush green mountains and volcanoes. Because of the high altitude, headaches and

”Of the world’s 32 designated ‘biospheres’, 26 are found here” dizziness can sometimes be experienced by first-time travellers. When not taken care of properly, it can ruin even the best planned trip, so it’s always a good idea to know what to do to avoid altitude sickness. Most hotels, restaurants and cafés offer te de coca, a tea made of coca leaves. But don’t be alarmed, you can still go for that coveted government job, as you would need to drink about a 1,000 cups of it in order to get even the tiniest bit high. For centuries, te de coca has been known to help people deal with the altitude because it increases the absorption of oxygen in blood. So sip and enjoy its medicinal benefits.

Houses of the Cofan Indian tribe in the Cuyabeno Reserve

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TOP: The ruins of Ingapirca (Wall of the Inca) are located near CaĂąar BELOW: Indian dancers at the Corpus Christi festival, which is celebrated over a three week period around the winter solstice

TOP: A surfer from Washington DC visits the waves in Santa Cruz TOP RIGHT: A lookout at the Monterey Bay Aquarium RIGHT: A mysteriously labelled room at the old Deetjens Big Sur Inn, which was built by a Norwegian, Helmuth Deetjens, in the 1930s

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Rolf Blomberg, Swedish explorer Rolf Blomberg was born in Sweden in 1912 and died in Ecuador in 1996, having spent more than half his life there. Blomberg was as an explorer, writer, photographer and filmmaker, some even say he was the last Indiana Jones. His daughter, Marcela Blomberg, manages the Blomberg Archive, and the 35,000 images her father left behind from all his years travelling in search of Inca gold and new species in the Amazon. When visiting the gallery what is most surprising is that even though the photos were taken 50 years ago, the scenery in Ecuador hasn’t really changed much. A rare thing in these fast moving times. www.archivoblomberg.org

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A Quechua Indian canoeing on the Añangu Lake in Yasuni National Park biosphere reserve; an ocelot or Felis (Leopardus) pardalis; Basílica de la Merced Cathedral in Quito’s Old Town; Shaman Alberto, a member of the Cofan Indian tribe; a sparkling violet-ear (Colibri coruscans)

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The old town in Quito is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. And thanks to the Miss Universe contest that was held here a few years ago, it has been cleaned up and is now considered one of the “hippest” parts in town. Fancy boutique hotels, restaurants and cafés have opened up all over the place, the most famous of which is Plaza Grande hotel on Plaza Grande next to the Presidential Palace. There is also a new, cool boutique hotel with oxygen tanks in each room being built at Plaza San Francisco, next to the famous San Francisco Church and monastery. Right beside the church, there is a gift shop full of local products, artworks and books about Ecuador. And the café next door serves tasty humitas (soft Ecuadorian corn bread tied in corn husks); they are served either savoury or sweet and taste amazing when served with a te de coca. From this café you can sit back and enjoy the bustling life of the Old Town. Another great place nearby is La Compania de Jesus, the most beautiful of all the churches in Ecuador. It has been under renovation for many years, but has finally been completed. It’s worth a visit just to see the impressive roof, which is painted in real gold.

Hats off The “Panama hat” is actually from Montecristi in Ecuador, which is a small town by the coast. When the Panama Canal was being built in the early 1900s, the construction company ordered thousands of these versatile sun protectors for the construction workers. It

Another must try is cuy, which is the Ecuadorian

became so intimately identified

word for guinea pig. Here, it’s considered a delicacy but, understandably, most people are turned off when they find out what it actually is. When it’s well prepared, though, it tastes delicious. Guinea pigs are also considered highly spiritual

with the canal that the name became “Panama”. The hats are still produced in Montecristi, or in Cuenca, south of Quito. The companies buy the unfinished Panamas from small

”I love the people, the diversity and the way things work - or even don’t work”

producers, and then begin the process of washing and bleaching with natural products. The hat is naturally sun-dried and then ironed to fit

animals, and even though Ecuador has great hospitals and welleducated doctors, many locals feel a strong respect for and still visit the shamans, also known as medicine men. If you ask for a “poor man’s X-ray”, you will be sent off to a shaman, who will roll a live guinea pig over your body for up to two hours. If the guinea pig starts bleeding from, for example, its right ear, you will know that you need to consult a doctor to check your right ear.

one of many models. The price of a Panama depends on how it has been woven; the tighter the weaving, the more expensive the hat is. Pictured above is Fausto Mero, who started making Panamas when he was

Outside the capital, there are many smaller villages

just ten years old.

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TRAVEL ECUADOR The Cotopaxi volcano (5,897 metres) is the highest active volcano in the world. In the foreground is a herd of alpacas (Lama pacos)

hour drive from there. Vilcabamba is known for the high number of people there that live well into their 100s. Many believe the reason for this is that it has the cleanest water in the world. The water comes straight from the lakes in the Podocarpus Nature Reserve and is naturally mineralised by the rivers of Vilcabamba. There are a lot of biodynamic farmers and even a NASA astronaut who have retired here for the quiet life. Another thing Vilcabamba has hit the headlines for, are the many UFO sightings that have been reported in its vicinity. The only thing we saw, though, were the fireflies when staying up all night on the terrace of the room at the cosy Madre Tierra hotel. Casablanca is a another gem for Quito’s jet set. You can fly to Esmeraldas, and from there it’s a 30-minute taxi ride to what is considered the most exclusive beach club in Ecuador, Club Casablanca. It is the only resort on the coast of Ecuador that offers a professional golf course and the beach is pristine and safe. You can sit in one of the bars and drink fancy flowerdecorated cocktails all day long, or get a massage on the beach. Every morning, the fishermen sell their freshly caught fish and serve delicious ceviche (citrus-marinated seafood).

With the current eco travel boom, Ecuador has suddenly found itself on the hot list. After organisations such as the Rainforest Alliance and Smart Voyager came to Ecuador to help out with their eco credentials, many resorts and hotels have now been certified. This means they work according to the standards of Rainforest Alliance to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour. One of the most incredible eco experiences available is at the Tapir Lodge. The lodge is located in the heart of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in north-eastern Ecuador. The 28

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solar-panelled lodge is affi liated with the International Ecotourism society, and its German owner, Kurt Beate, built the lodge in conjunction with the locals from the Siona Community. Kurt has spent most of his life in Ecuador and as you canoe up and down the river with him, he’ll point out snakes, monkeys, caymans and pink dolphins. To get to the lodge is quite an adventure. It’s a three-hour drive in a bus from Lago Agrio, followed by a three-hour canoe ride. Kurt is also good friends with the local shaman, Alberto, and his family who belong to the Cofan ethnic group. After a canoe trip and a long walk we arrive at Alberto’s home. First he takes us for a tour in his garden, where he’s been studying natural medicine his whole life. He knows the herbal cure for many ailments. After our tour, he welcomes us inside and asks if he can perform a cleansing ceremony. He’s wearing a beautiful, colourful, traditional shaman costume and an impressive feather headdress. He places me in front of a fire and starts singing, putting herbs all over me while blowing on the fire. The whole thing lasts about 20 minutes and, after the ritual, I do feel very relaxed.

”Vilcabamba is known for the number of people there living well into their 100s” Alberto says: “What I know about nature and natural medicine, I learned from my father, who learned it from his father, who learned it from his father and so on…” Yachana, which means “a place for learning” is another eco lodge. It won Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Eco Traveler Award in 2004 because of its eco work, and for creating schools to teach the indigenous people about organic farming. Eco tourism is very important for Ecuador, it can bring in money and opportunities, and help sustain the many indigenous local communities. When travelling around, especially in the highlands and the Amazon, where people still live like they did hundreds of years ago, it might seem to the outsider that the inhabitants have been left behind. But in these times of financial crisis and global warming, maybe they have a lot more to teach us than we think.

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Ecuador fact file WHERE TO STAY

Plaza Grande Hotel

Tapir Lodge

WHERE TO SHOP

Rumiloma lodge

Homero Ortega & Hijos

One of Quito’s oldest and

The Tapir lodge was built in

Located on the mountainside

grandest hotels.

partnership with the local

of Quito with great city views.

www.plazagrandequito.com

Siona Community.

Best shop to buy a quality

cuyabenoecuador.com

Panama hat. Homero Ortega is

www.rumiloma.com

Hacienda Cusin

a fifth-generation family

Le Parc

A restored 17th-century

Sani Lodge

business. They even produce

For the stylish traveller,

Andean estate that lies 90

Set deep in the Amazon near

hats for Hermés in France.

the latest hotel in town is

minutes north of Quito.

the Cuyabeno Reserve.

www.homeroortega.com

Le Parc. www.leparc.com.ec

www.haciendacusin.com

www.sanilodge.com WEBSITES WHERE TO EAT

Further information

Zazu

on Ecuador:

This restaurant has put Quito

www.hipecuador.com

on the world map for foodies.

www.exclusivehotelsecuador.

With a German owner, a

com

Peruvian chef with Chinese GETTING THERE

blood and a Japanese sous-

KLM operates five flights

chef, it’s hard to go wrong.

per week (every day except

www.zazuquito.com

Tuesday and Thursday) from

Tanoshii and Sake

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Sushi restaurants Tanoshii and

to Quito International

Sake Sushi are worth a visit.

Airport Mariscal.

www.sakerestaurants.com

Luna Runtun

www.swissotel.com

Small hotel located on the mountainside in Sangay National Park in Banos. www.lunaruntun.com

South America

Napo Wildlife Center

Colombia

Napo Wildlife in Yasuni Park is a famous eco lodge. www. napowildlifecenter.com

TOP: Sani Lodge, which is close to Yasuni National Park TOP LEFT: Roasting Guinea pigs LEFT: A blue and yellow Macaw

Pacific Ocean

Esmeraldas Quito Cotopaxi Cotopaxi volcano

Ecuador

Galapagos Islands

Peru Loja Vilcabamba

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Designing A fresh set of talent recently exhibited in The Netherlands at Eindhoven’s prestigious Designhuis gallery. Annemarie Hoeve asks this new generation of European design graduates what they have planned for us – and for themselves PHOTOGRAPHY: FULCO SMIT ROETERS

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the future

Fredrik Forsman, Sweden THE PROJECT: GCS101 “GCS stands for Global Command System. It’s an existing defence concept in the American military. Part of this system involves developing UCAVs (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles), which are like flying robots fitted with bombs. So that’s what this is, a type of UCAV made from solid wood. I chose the shark form as they exemplify the most streamlined design of all time.” THE FUTURE: “Is this the future we want? That’s what I want to ask. It’s a critique towards the military growing out of proportion. I think designers have an important role to play in society, we can illustrate world issues by mixing sculpture with metaphor. We don’t have to just design things for galleries.” www.jointeffort.se

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Katharina Mischer, Austria THE PROJECT: FUNGHI SHELF “I decided to make fun of the latest design hype about limited editions because often limitations aren’t ‘nice’ at all. Think of people who don’t have enough to eat, or think of endangered species. There’s an Austrian mushroom that’s now almost extinct. There are only about 220 left. I cast them in tin and there are 20 of them on this shelf. The shelf is numbered: 20 out of 220. So that leaves only 200 tin mushrooms that I can do something with. In this way, I wanted to reflect how many of the species are really left. If the real number of mushrooms rises, I can make more shelves. If they die out completely, these shelves will act as a lasting memory of them. Any money this project makes should help maintain the habitat of these endangered species. If these sell, I can help reverse the process.” THE FUTURE: “Design can be relevant. It doesn’t have to just be ‘nice’. I was depressed for a while, wondering what designers are doing these days – we just produce waste. I wanted to show how designers can have a goal and do something positive. That’s why I really want to be careful about what I do in the future.” www.mischertraxler.com

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Halldor Ulfarsson, Iceland THE PROJECT: HALLDOROPHONE, VERSION #5 “Most of my friends are musicians, but I have no musical talent. I can’t even remember a tune. So I thought I’d invent an instrument. I wanted to make something that is beautiful, but is also a real instrument, one that only I know how to play. The sounds I make are entirely intuitive. [Halldor says it sounds like a whale in pain - ed.] Making an instrument is an exact science. There’s also something mysterious about the process. One extra millimetre makes it sound different.” THE FUTURE: “I’ve just received a grant to commission the composer Hildur Gudnadottir to study my instrument and compose something especially for it. I studied fine art, so the Halldorophone is my first actual design project. I want to focus on content and emotion in my future work.” halldorion@gmail.com

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Vladi Rapaport, Ukraine and Israel THE PROJECT: THE SPEAKER “Music evokes all sorts of emotions, but the source of the music, the speakers, is often impersonal. I wanted to make a connection between the speakers and your emotions. So I used a human form for them. You can change the pose; spread his arms when music is playing and he becomes the singer. He’s a different person for every song. It took me four months to make and I cut and stitched all of the leather myself.” THE FUTURE: ”People are tiring of industrially produced products and are looking for something more personal. The search for the personal is something that continues to inspire me.” www.vladirapaport.nl

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Camille Scherrer, Switzerland THE PROJECT: WORLD OF THE MOUNTAINS “I wanted to make a ‘magic’ book. So I wrote some short stories about the mountains where I grew up, and added some of my grandfather’s old photos. I asked two people from a local technical college, Julien Pilet and Fanny Riedo, to create a computer program that looks for pictures on a page. It’s a huge algorithm and enables a camera hidden inside a desk lamp to film the pages of the book as you turn them. It then simultaneously displays them on a computer screen. When the camera registers one of my grandfather’s photos on a page, it adds my own animations. So on the screen, the photos from the book come to life with everything from fish to foxes in helicopters to birds and falling snowflakes. This program enables me to ‘hide’ animations inside any book, and at first, it just looks like a regular book.“ THE FUTURE: “I love the mix of old-fashioned and hi-tech. I’m quite a romantic and love playing around with pictures and past feelings. I also love computers.

www.designhuis.com

Now I can combine everything.” www.chipchip.ch

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Futurenomics Douglas Rushkoff is a renowned author, teacher and documentarian. He investigates the way people, cultures and institutions create, share and influence each other’s values. In this Holland Herald exclusive, he give his thoughts on post-crisis business

The credit crunch may actually be good for business. No, not in the short term. When money becomes more expensive, it is harder for most businesses to get the capital they need to conduct their most basic operations. Even successful companies borrow money to buy materials, pay employees, and cash in on invoices that have yet to be paid. Without the cash flow provided by banks, it is a lot harder for many companies to function – much less expand. With any luck, however, the future of business will be entirely less dependent on banks and the currency they lend into existence. The Fortune 500 will become something other than brand names on piles of debt, and business operations will be characterised more by what they produce rather than how much credit their “stories” can earn them on one of the stock exchanges.

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Illustrations: Rhonald Blommestijn

TIME FOR SCI-FI

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“The financial meltdown will help many businesses realise that their priorities have been artificially skewed”

Yes, we are watching something melt down. But I’d argue the thing that’s dying is not business itself, but a financial parasite – a speculative market place that no longer funds business, but instead seeks to extract value from healthy commerce. More a funds vampire than an infuser of needed capital, the investment industry has been exposed as a drag on business. The future of commerce looks bright to me because it may be unencumbered by the weight of this non-productive capital.

This all began back in the Renaissance, when a waning monarchy was looking for ways to preserve its power in the face of a rising merchant class. The merchants were becoming richer than the royals. So the monarchs came up with an idea: chartered monopolies. By granting one of these new companies exclusive province over a particular industry or region, monarchs earned their undying loyalty – as well as a generous portion of shares in the enterprise. They began to write laws that favoured their chartered companies, such as preventing inhabitants of colonies from creating any value for themselves; they had to ship raw resources back to the mother country, where they were processed into clothes or other finished goods. This model of business-by-extraction carried over to finance as well. European towns had used local currencies for centuries. Farmers would bring their wheat to a grain store, who would in turn give them receipts for the amount of grain kept for them. These receipts served as local currency. The system was so efficient, and people were living so well, that people of this era were taller than at any time until the last few decades. By making local currency illegal, a monarch could force people to use his own more expensive “coin of the realm” instead. So, rather than being earned into existence, this money was borrowed into existence. Over the next 400 years, the business of money slowly grew bigger than business itself. A central bank creates money and charges interest to the next bank down the line, and so on, until it gets to the business that needs it to do something useful. The problem is, more value is being extracted on each level than businesses can produce. There are simply too many institutions – too many lenders – to be paid. As the banking industry grew bigger and less regulated, institutions consolidated, making the notion of a local lender obsolete as well. Loans are centrally processed by bankers who have little knowledge of the companies or people to whom they are lending – and little reason to learn about them, since they are simply packaging and selling the loans, anyway. The house of cards had to fall eventually. The truly amazing thing is how long it actually lasted. And before we attempt to prop it back up again, we might consider whether there is a better way to do business. I think there is.

The beauty of this era – this networked, hi-tech, and decentralised world – is that we no longer have to do everything from the centre. The laws and regulations requiring us to run our finances and resources through tremendous industrial age corporations are more obsolete than ever. And real people are beginning to catch on to how inefficient and risky it is to conduct their transactions in this way. They are starting to trust the real world around them more than the mythologies created by the public relations departments of distant corporations. In my own town, for example, there’s a tiny organic cafe called Comfort that is seeking to expand. John, the owner, secured a second location for a sit-down restaurant, but doesn’t have enough money to renovate the space. Although he has great credit, he cannot get a loan from any of the banks in town. Even though the bankers know him, they don’t have lending authority from the conglomerates that own them. So what exactly is John supposed to do?

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FUTURE BUSINESS

John has turned to the community for help. He invented “Comfort Dollars” that people can buy at a discount of 20%. If you spend $1,000, you receive $1,200 in Comfort Dollars that can be spent at the restaurant. John gets the cash infusion he needs to complete his expansion – and for less than the bank would charge him. The local community gets a 20% discount on food they would be buying anyway, as well as the chance to invest in making their town better. This is a 20% return on investment, payable as fast as the investor and his family can eat. The Comfort Dollars scenario reveals just how much of the current mess has resulted from the way we “outsourced” our finances to begin with. The real problem underlying the global fi nancial meltdown has much less to do with low efficiency, bad labour, or poor innovation than it does with the decreased utility of the financial industry itself. Money has stopped working properly – at least in its capacity to lubricate transactions. The sad part is that money is working exactly as it was designed to.

Once we accept the fact that the money and banks we have grown accustomed to using are not the only ways to generate capital, we liberate ourselves and our businesses from a finance industry that has enjoyed a monopoly over our commerce for much too long. The industry has not only abused our trust through corrupt self-dealing, but abused their privilege through systemic usury. Businesses are only obligated to support their employees, owners and customers – not an entire finance industry. The financial meltdown will help many businesses realise that their priorities have been artificially skewed towards making bankers and investors happy – and their own communities less so. As we start to finance locally or from our own non-local communities, our services will become more finely tuned towards them as well. We will get better at what we do, rather than being obsessed with growth (to pay back lenders) or financing (to achieve that growth through acquisition). This is all good – at least for businesses that have any remaining connection to a community or core competency. It should now be possible to scale companies appropriately rather than to infinite expansion. It will also be easier to take and share profits rather than watch them be extracted by last year’s lenders. This new way of doing business will favour local and connected businesses instead of big chains operated from afar by corporations behaving as if it were still the 1500s and they had a royal imprimatur on their business license. The future of business – real business – is bright, as it has been for close to a millennium. It just might not be reflected in the Dow Jones Industrial Average for quite some time, if ever. That’s because instead of creating money, we’ll be creating value.

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TOUCHDOWN

Nairobi

NAIROBI: A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW

Nairobi, popularly known as the “Green City in the Sun”, is one of East Africa’s most energised cities and is a fine gateway to the land of the safari. As well as functioning as a good base to view the continent’s indigenous wildlife in nearby game reserves and parks, the city itself offers lively shopping in its many markets, and serves both local and WRITER’S RETREAT: THE KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM

WHAT TO SEE

History on display

international cuisine in its restaurants.

WHERE TO SHOP

To market…

restaurant (+254 20 251811;

The Nairobi National

The shopping highlight of a

www.tamarind.co.ke), while

Museum, in the Westlands

Nairobi holiday is its visitor-

Kenya’s ranch lands produce

district, houses informative

friendly markets, like Embakasi

can be sampled at The

displays on Kenya’s ethnic

Market, Mombasa Road, where

Carnivore in Langata (www.

groups, natural history and

Maasai people in traditional

tamarind.co.ke/carnivore).

houses many hominid fossils.

dress sell local handicrafts, from

The gardens contain a snake

wood carvings to colourful

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,

park and several contemporary

beadwork and batiks.

together with partner Kenya

DON’T MISS

Animal magic Founded in 1979, the AFEW Giraffe Centre in Langata exists primarily as a breeding centre for western Kenya’s endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. Visitors can look at the animals eye-to-eye from viewing platforms. There’s also a nature trail and coffee shop (+254 20 890952; www. giraffecenter.org).

Airways, operates two daily

African sculptures (+254 20 3742131; www.museums.or.ke).

WHERE TO EAT

flights direct to Nairobi Jomo

Set in a leafy suburb, the

Mixing pot

Kenyatta International Airport

Karen Blixen Museum was

The local staple of ugali (maize

from Amsterdam Airport

the residence of the

porridge) and stew is widely

Schiphol.

celebrated Danish author of

available, and many menus

Out of Africa from 1917 to 1931

incorporate elements of spicy

Tourist information

(+254 20 882779; www.

coastal Swahili cooking.

www.nairobi.com

museums.or.ke). Despite its

Westlands has many reasonable

suburban location, Nairobi

eateries, including the Indian

Looking for handy, up-to-date

National Park has an

Haandi Restaurant (+254 20

travel information? Check out

unfenced southern boundary,

4448294), as does Hurlingham,

KLM’s new Destination Guide

crossed seasonally by

home to the Blue Nile

pages – and book your flight –

migratory herds of wildebeest,

Ethiopian Restaurant (+254 20

on www.klm.com. Content

zebra and gazelle (+254 20

2728709). In central Nairobi,

provided by Frommer’s Unlimited

602121, www.kws.org).

Tamarind is a top seafood

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GREET A GIRAFFE

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Deep in the night

CANAL STREET MARINA

CULTURE IS COOL IN CHICAGO’S MILLENNIUM PARK

City slicker

River North rocks with SoundBar (www.sound-bar.com) and Excalibur (www.excaliburchicago.com), while many stylish saloons like The Signature Lounge (www. signatureroom.com) are located in Near North and downtown. Blues and jazz haunts are scattered throughout the city, as are sports bars and funky establishments like The California Clipper (www. californiaclipper.com). You’ll find a bit of everything in Lincoln Park from B.L.U.E.S (www.chicagobluesbar.com), the Goose Island Brewery (www.gooseisland.com) and Webster’s Wine Bar (www. websterwinebar.com).

Let the Windy City blow you away. Chicago’s solid trading past, rooted in the grain, lumber, meatpacking and steel industries, has created a no-nonsense metropolis with buckets of ambition and diversity, packed with high culture, and an even higher city skyline. Art and architecture abound, downtown skyscrapers and Near North’s shopping and restaurants are awe-inspiring, while the city’s museums and nightlife are outstanding. WHAT TO SEE

WHERE TO EAT

at Uno Chicago Grill, which

Take in the sights

Choice cuisine

has locations all over town

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(www.unos.com).

On clear days, the view from the

Chicago’s River North, Near

towering John Hancock Center

North and Lincoln Park

and Observatory takes in four

restaurants have so much

states and the Lake Michigan

variety, it’s like taking a round-

shoreline (+1 888 8758439 or + 1

the-world culinary trip. Many

operates one daily flight direct

312 7513681; www.hancock-

believe that Arun’s, in Irving

to Chicago O’Hare International

observatory.com). On the

Park, has the best Thai

Airport from Amsterdam Airport

Architecture River Cruise,

cuisine this side of Asia

Schiphol.

floating down the Chicago River,

(www.arunsthai.com). Arched

you’ll learn about 50 significant

walkways, tiled floors, murals,

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Tourist information Chicago

architectural sites (+1 312 9223432; and classic dishes like

Convention and Tourism

www.architecture.org). The 24.5-

homemade ravioli, fresh risotto

Bureau, 2301 S. Lake Shore

acre Millennium Park is a

and veal scaloppini underscore

Drive; +1 312 5678500;

centre for art, music, architecture the classic Italian theme at

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www.choosechicago.com

and landscape design, and

Trattoria 10 (10 North Dearbon;

hosts a variety of events. The

+1 312 9841718; www.trattoriaten.

Looking for handy, up-to-date

cutting-edge Museum of

com). Deep-pan pizza was

travel information? Check out

Contemporary Art (MOCA)

invented in the city in 1943.

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concentrates on surrealism,

Although there are coutless

pages – and book your flight –

minimalism and photographic

pizza parlours in Chicago, some

on www.klm.com. Content

works (+1 312 2802660; www.

of the most authentic and

provided by Frommer’s Unlimited

mcachicago.org).

delicious recipes can be found

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TRADITION AND HI-TECH

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

TOUCHDOWN

EXERCISING IN FRONT OF SHANGHAI’S IMPRESSIVE CITYSCAPE

Modern mix

DON’T MISS

Shanghai competes with Beijing for the accolade “Asia’s most thriving metropolis”. The

A must sea

grand European architecture and smart bars and restaurants of the Bund contrast with

Asia’s largest aquarium in Pudong is home to sharks, penguins and 10,000 other sea creatures. There are nine sea life zones from around the world, including Antarctica and Africa. The aquarium has the world’s longest underwater viewing tunnel (55 metres). (Yincheng Bei Lu 158; +86 21 58779988; www. sh-aquarium.com).

tree-lined avenues and boutique shops in the French Concession quarter. Ornate pavilions of Yu Yuan Garden blend seamlessly with modern Shanghai’s futuristic skyscrapers - which are best viewed from the 88th floor of JIn Mao Tower in Pudong. WHAT TO SEE

Old City, where hundreds of

Xinjiang Fenwei (+86 21

The oldest modern art space

stalls offer silk and cashmere.

64689198).

in Shanghai, the ShanghART

Xintiandi is host to luxury

Warehouse and Gallery, is

shops, including the famous

situated in the city’s cutting-

Shanghai Tang (www.

edge artistic hub in Jingan, an

shanghaitang.com) and Suzhou

operates two flights per day,

area which houses over 100

Cobblers (www.suzhou-

on Thursdays to Mondays, and

galleries (Moganshan Lu 50;

cobblers.com), near the Bund,

one per day on Tuesdays and

+86 21 63593923; www.

which sells exquisite,

Wednesdays direct to Shanghai

shanghart.com). In the Old City,

embroidered slippers.

Airport from Amsterdam Airport

Yu Yuan Garden features 30 Ming and Qing dynasty pavilions surrounded by

HOW TO GET THERE

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Schiphol. WHERE TO EAT

All tastes

Tourist information China

lotus ponds and ornate

Shanghai offers food for every

National Tourist Office;

bridges. In the surrounding

budget. The French Concession

www.cnto.org.

bazaar, the dumplings at

quarter offers tastes from

Nan Xiang restaurant are

across China – sweet

Looking for handy, up-to-date

renowned (+86 21 63282465).

Shanghainese at Bao Luo (+86

travel information? Check out

21 54037239), fragrant Yunnanese

KLM’s Destination Guide pages

WHERE TO SHOP

at Lost Heaven (+86 21

- and book your flight -

Shoppers’ paradise

64335126), spicy Sichuanese at

on www.klm.com. Content

Have a new wardrobe tailored

South Beauty (+86 21 64452581),

provided by Frommer’s Unlimited

at the Fabric Market in the

or hearty Xinjiang cuisine at

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Photo: Corbis

New meets old

Shanghai

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AZULEJOS (TILES) IN THE CENTRE

Photo: Jean Daniel Sudres / Hollanse Hoogte

Madrid TOUCHDOWN

PLAZA MAYOR: MADRID’S LIVELY NIGHTLIFE IS LEGENDARY

Capital treasure Madrid offers you the chance to enjoy a holiday filled with high culture and historic sights.

DON’T MISS

Feast on world-class art, Spanish regional cuisine and sample some of the city’s famous

Take a stroll

nightlife. If clubbing isn’t your style, you can always take in the opera at Teatro Real.

Retiro Park, near the Prado Museum, is a large, 17th-century, French-style garden. Highlights include the Alfonso XII Monument overlooking the boating lake, the Crystal Palace, Velázquez Palace and the Fountain of the Falling Angel. Nearest metro to the park: Banco de España.

WHAT TO SEE

Rooms with a view

cuisine, from Valencian paella at La Barraca (+34 91 5327154) or

Artes (+34 91 3605400) are

Reina Sofía Museum is home

Galician seafood at Ribeira Do

great places to warm up before

to Picasso’s world-renowned

Miño in Chueca (+34 91 5219854)

the serious bar-hopping begins.

Guernica, as well as other

to Castilian roast suckling pig at

masterpieces (Paseo del Arte;

Botin in the Old Town (+34 91

+34 91 7741000; www.

3664217; www.botin.es) and

museoreinasofia.es). The

cocido madrileño, a speciality of

operates four daily flights direct

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

La Bola (+34 91 3664217; www.

to Madrid Barajas International

features the most significant

labola.es). Gourmet tapas in La

Airport from Amsterdam Airport

artists and European art

Latina and new-wave

Schiphol.

movements of the last 700

restaurants in Chueca and

years (Paseo del Arte; +34 91

Salamanca bring new flavours

Tourist information Municipal

3690151; www.museothyssen.

to old classics.

Office of Tourist Information,

org). The Prado Museum

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HOW TO GET THERE

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Plaza Mayor 3; +34 91 3665477;

contains an unrivalled Spanish

WHERE TO BOOGIE

www.spaininfo.com;

art collection, including Goya’s El

Join the clubs

www.gomadrid.com

Tris del Mayo and Velázquez’

From the seven-level Kapital

Las Meninas (Paseo del Arte;

(+34 91 4202906) to the bars and

Looking for handy, up-to-date

+34 91 3302800 / +34 91 3302900; disco bars of trendy Chueca,

travel information? Check out

www.museodelprado.es).

alternative Malasaña, stylish La

KLM’s new Destination Guide

Latina and multicultural

pages – and book your flight –

Lavapiés, Madrid’s nightlife is

on www.klm.com. Content

vast and varied. Café

provided by Frommer’s Unlimited

Commercial (+34 91 5215655) and

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WHERE TO EAT

GARDEN OF DELIGHTS

Café del Círculo de Bellas

A modern-art extravaganza, the

Country tastes Madrid offers authentic Spanish

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Holland UPDATE

Ray (1890-1976) from his personal estate. Fotomuseum, Stadhouderslaan 43, The Hague; +31 70 3381144; www.fotomuseumdenhaag.nl

ERASMUS Until February 8 Cranach: Charles V

150 works of art convey the influence Dutch Renaissance humanist Desiderius Erasmus had on society and the arts. Boijmans van Beuningen, Museum Park 18-10, Rotterdam; +31 10 4419400; www.boijmans.nl

XXTH CENTURY Until March 1 A vast exhibition showing the impact of

A feast of films

events such as the Wall Street Crash and the

The 38th edition of this superb

contemporary art. Includes work, by

annual film fest dishes up a quality

Picasso, Mondrian, Van Doesburg, Toorop

Russian Revolution on modern and

and Lewitt.

selection of worldwide independent,

Gemeentemuseum, Stadhouderslaan 41,

innovative and experimental

The Hague; +31 70 3381111;

cinema, as well as film-related

www.gemeentemuseum.nl

visual arts exhibitions and live performances. Premières abound. ROTTERDAM January 21 to February 1; www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com ‘TWO LINES’ DIRECTED BY SELIM EVCI

IMPERIAL ROME! Until

Emperor Augustus

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

March 8 More than 450 objects – including marble sculptures, jewellery, terracotta, cameo, glasswork and coins – make up one of the

EVENTS

Netherlands and Belgium purvey their wares

largest ever exhibitions on classical culture.

at this exclusive annual fair, held within a

Kunsthal Rotterdam, Westzeedijk 341;

Kung-fu spectacle The Holy

church in the 17th-century fortress town of

+31 10 4400300; www.kunsthal.nl

Mountain sees Shaolin

Naarden.

Monks from China and Kalari

De Grote Kerk, St Annastraat 5, Naarden;

masters from India together

www.kunstenantiekweekend.nl

SHAOLIN MONKS January 11-25

Muziekcentrum Frits Philip

on stage. Performances take

EXHIBITIONS

WINTERNACHTEN January 15-18 This year’s international literature festival explores manipulation and truth in art, the

Dujardin: Two Donkeys

place across The Netherlands. www.ruuddegraaf.nl

GIGS Live From Buena Vista January 21,

THANKS TO REMBRANDT

(Eindhoven). Live From Buena Vista January 23,

Until January 12, 2009

Lucky & Co (Rijssen).

Rarely exhibited drawings

Live From Buena Vista January 24,

from the Dutch Golden Age

Vredenburg (Utrecht).

by masters such as Anthony

Live From Buena Vista January 25,

van Dyck, Rubens and

Oosterpoort (Groningen).

media and politics. It opens with acclaimed

Rembrandt himself.

Reel Big Fish January 29, Effenaar

Somali author Nuruddin Farah.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol (Between

(Eindhoven).

Festival Centre: Theater aan het Spui, Spui 187,

Piers E and F), Schiphol Airport; +31 20 6747000;

Soulfly January 30, Effenaar

The Hague; +31 70 3465272;

www.rijksmuseum.nl

(Eindhoven). Speedy J January 31, Factory 10

www.winternachten.nl

MAN RAY: UNCONCERNED BUT NOT ART & ANTIQUES FAIR January 22-25

INDIFFERENT January 24 to April 19

Antiquarians and art dealers from The

A substantial overview of the work of Man

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(Rotterdam). Info and tickets: www.livenation.nl

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Amsterdam UPDATE

EVENTS REALISME 07 January 14-18 This huge art fair purveys contemporary figurative and realistic art by Dutch and international artists. PTA (Passenger Terminal Amsterdam), Piet Heinkade 27; +31 20 6264020;

PARADISO KORENDAGEN January 17, 18 The annual “Choir Days” weekend sees around 140 choirs perform in a former church. Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8; +31 20 6264521;

Photo: Michel Cavalca

www.realismeamsterdam.com

DYNAMIC DANCING

www.paradiso.nl

SCAPINO BALLET ROTTERDAM

Out on a limb

January 20, 21

This renowned French company perform William Forsythe’s hypnotic triptych,

Rotterdam’s groundbreaking dance company

Limb’s Theorem, the first integral performance of the work in Amsterdam.

performs Tous les Jours, infused with texts

Forsythe creates a world that is “alternately exuberant and peaceful, but

from Roman emperor and philosopher

which is continually under tension”. Composer Thom Willems sets the

Marcus Aurelius.

appropriate musical tone.

Theater Bellevue, Leidsekade 90; +31 20 530

BALLET DE L’OPÉRA DE LYON January 14, 16, 17; Muziektheater, Amstel 3; +31 20 6255455;

5301; www.theaterbellevue.nl

© Jumpimg Amsterdam

www.muziektheater.nl

JUMPING AMSTERDAM January 22-25

GIGS

This prestigious equine

HOLY INSPIRATION Until April 19

event is celebrating its 50th

Religion and spirituality in modern art

Finley Quaye January 9, Paradiso

anniversary this year, and

explored.

James Morrison January 14,

represents the cream of the

De Nieuwe Kerk, Dam; +31 20 6386909;

Heineken Music Hall

www.nieuwekerk.nl

Live From Buena Vista January 22,

crop in jumping and dressage competitions.

Paradiso

RAI, Europaplein 22; +31 20 5445720;

VOODOO: ART & MYSTICISM FROM HAITI

AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK January 24 to February 1 A veritable showcase for Dutch fashion and an inspired alternative to traditional fashion

Johnathan Watts

www.jumpingamsterdam.nl

Enter Shikari January 23,

Until May 10

Melkweg

More than 250 art objects

Shinedown January 27, Melkweg

provide an intriguing picture of this religion which

WEBSITES

evolved from slavery.

www.expatica.com

weeks.

Tropenmuseum, Linnaeusstraat 2; +31 20

Inside information for expats.

Various locations;

5688200; www.tropenmuseum.nl

www.specialbite.com Cool and comprehensive restaurant reviews.

www.amsterdamfashionweek.com

RESTAURANT EXHIBITIONS

www.underwateramsterdam.com

LOLA’S

Events and info galore.

CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH

Open every day for lunch and dinner, this

www.amsterdam.info

Until January 18

trendy two-floor establishment – a new hot

Useful tourist information.

Last chance to see paintings

spot near the Leidseplein – offers a

www.lastminuteticketshop.nl

and drawings by the

brasserie menu downstairs and fine dining

Half-price tickets to events.

renowned master of the

upstairs. Or you can simply pop in for a

German romantic landscape tradition.

cocktail from the bar and enjoy its late-night

Hermitage Amsterdam, Nieuwe Herengracht 14;

club vibe.

REMEMBER! This copy of Holland Herald is yours to

+31 20 5308755; www.hermitage.nl

Kerkstraat 23; +31 20 3204336; www.lolas.nl

take off the plane.

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RoboSport It’s not rocket science anymore. The e o cool science of today is robotics. So d what can we expect? Holland Herald b headed to the Delft Biorobotics Lab in The Netherlands to find out

Robots. Inn science fiction blockbusters they are re often portrayed as sinister, trying to enslave the human race through a superior erior physique and artificial intelligencee gone haywire. Their art creators are, according cre ing to Hollywood, a bunch of frustrated,, power-hungry bu scientists as devoid of emotion as their sci robotic offspring. And yet, upon entering rob the Biorobotics Lab,, which is located in the basement of Delft lft University of Technology (TU), everything Tec verything looks remarkably innocent. rem nt. No crazy scientists sts here. Just a handful of sstudents working on a headless robot called TUlip. It’s being cal ng developed in conjunction with Philips con hilips and two other Dutch universities in Du n Eindhoven and Twente. The head is lying on a table somewhere in a corner, ner, it’s the body they’re interested in for now. At the tap of the keypad, a robot leg jolts forward. “We’re finding out how to deliver the best

TOP: The Biorobotics Lab expects to see something similar to this hand being used to pick fruit soon RIGHT: A computer animation of a robot footballer

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Creating robots for entry into the RoboCup is about more than just their footballing skills

kick,” one of the students, Arjan Smorenberg, says. Why would a robot need to kick? Maybe it isn’t all so innocent.

Words: Annemarie Hoeve. Photos: David Joosten

“It’s for the RoboCup,” robot researcher Freerk Wilbers says. RoboCup is an annual international robotics competition whose ultimate goal is to develop a humanoid robot team that can win against the world football champions by 2050. Hang on a minute. Football? So the engine driving developments in cutting-edge robotics departments across the world is nothing more hi-tech than a game of football? What about robots that can perform surgery, or help around the house? Of all their possible applications, somehow robots scoring goals never figured in my vision of a future utopia. Nevertheless, since its inception in 1992, RoboCup has grown into a huge

event, with over 300 teams. “Of course it’s not really about football – football is just the stimulus to see how far we can go. If a robot is advanced enough to play football, it can also do a lot of other things,” Wilbers says. Student Yutaro Takahashi is also working on TUlip. He’s wearing an orange Total Football track jacket. “Hopefully it will be ready for its first steps soon,” he says. They still have a long way to go before the RoboCup in Graz, Austria, this summer. Last year’s entry, Flame, is still in his blue flight case. He clocked up a few Air Miles on his way to the 2008 event in China, but lost to a Japanese competitor. This year, the Dutch team is determined to win.

There is more to this department than just football, though. They have developed a robot arm, complete with two moveable fingers and a thumb that can grab a ball or a tomato. Its design was based on the human hand, which is why this is called the Biorobotics department: they look to biology for design inspiration. Wilbers expects to see similar arms being used soon to pick fruit in greenhouses. Throughout the lab, various prototypes portray the leaps and bounds robotic science has made since the lab was founded ten years ago. The oldest model has four legs and weights stuck to it with masking tape. A few prototypes later and I meet

“I think robots will be taking over a lot of things currently done by people”

Denise. “It’s the first one we made with knees so we called her De-knees,” Wilbers explains. Despite her accomplishments in walking, she only has an empty blue plastic bucket for a head. “We try to make their appearance match their abilities. We don’t want to make them look too intelligent, because they aren’t – yet,” Wilbers says. He explains how they focus on smart mechanics rather than relying on lots of processing power and energy, because in the end, it’s a lot more efficient. So these robots may still be a few chips short of an IQ, but what does the future hold? “In 50 years, I think robots will be taking over a lot of things currently done by people: helping to build houses faster, working in the food industry, cleaning rubbish from the streets. They really are the ‘next big thing’. I think one of the biggest challenges will be to come up with robotic solutions that are as smart and elegant as we are,” says Wilbers. In his office, an army of toy robots of every description is assembled on the shelves. He shrugs. “You get them as presents.” He grabs a very un-android wooden duck. “This is the basis of making robots walk.” The duck’s feet propel it down a ramp one step at a time. It’s all about the right proportions.” It looks like Carl Jung was right: “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct... The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” And whether that is a wooden duck, or a football, it seems that somehow you end up with some rather cool robots. FUTURE Holland Herald

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Photo contest

If you provide the year’s best shot, you’ll be globetrotting before you can say “where did I WOUTER VELTHUIS: MOAI STATUES ON EASTER ISLAND

put my passport?”

See the world! How does it work?

Don’t be late…

There’s a new theme every three months.

Entries for the Landscapes category must

At the end of the fourth quarter (March

be received by April 3, 2009. See our

2009), KLM will award the Grand Prize to the

website below for submission details.

What can you win?

overall winner.

Feeling inspired? What theme?

Check out other beautiful shots from

For January, February and March 2009, the

previous winners at:

theme is Landscapes.

www.hollandherald.nl

THE GRAND PRIZE A round-the-world ticket for the annual, overall winner

CONTEST RULES • Photographs larger than 10x15cm cannot be accepted • Photographs will not be returned • Holland Herald, KLM and the publishers, MediaPartners Group, accept no responsibility for lost material • Copyright clearance and permission of subjects are the responsibility of the photographers. KLM and MediaPartners Group acquire the rights for future use of the images. • The competition is open to readers of Holland Herald who are 18 years of age or older on the date of entry, and who have flown with KLM during the same period as the theme category • Entrants for the Grand Prize will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date of the theme category • Employees of KLM and MediaPartners Group, participating promotional agencies, contributors to Holland Herald, and the families of any of the above are not eligible to enter this competition • The judges’ decisions are final • The Grand Prize cannot be exchanged for cash.

ANDERS HAALAND AANO: BAOBAB TREES IN MADAGASCAR

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KLM NEWS

Travellers Check NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS

1946 This original poster promoted KLM’s first post-war flights to New York, which took over 25 hours!

Poster: KLM / MAI

contents Behind the scenes People & planet KLM news Flying Blue news KLM partners

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www.klm.com The fleet KLM route maps Schiphol, hub gates Fit for flying

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Discover how to y through an airport Change planes with ease, speed and comfort without changing terminals at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

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KLM NEWS “The future has already arrived at KLM”

Intercontinental Crown comfort Photo: Ghetty Images

Renovation of our second Crown Lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is now complete. In addition to a luxurious and modern environment, this area offers complimentary Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art ventilation with a separate smoking area, a comfort zone with ten showers, a selection of healthy food and beverages, and a Flying Blue service desk, to name just a few of the benefits! The 3,600m2 lounge, which provides a 3600 bird’s-eye view of the airport, can be

It’s all about networking Bluenity – the first social network for

found between Piers E and F. The lounge is available for intercontinental travellers who are booked in KLM World Business Class, or Flying Blue Elite members who either depart or make a same-day transfer to an intercontinental SkyTeam flight.

air transport travellers - is now available from AIR FRANCE KLM. Free of charge, this network allows you to exchange travel tips - such as restaurants and accommodation - with other passengers and crew members. In addition, you can contact fellow travellers to meet them during your trip, or just to share a taxi from the airport! To join, simply register your traveller’s profile at www.bluenity.com.

CROWN LOUNGE CREATURE COMFORTS

Fleet update The first of KLM cityhopper’s ten new EMBRAER 190s has taken to the skies. This addition forms part of a fleet renewal programme, in which the oldest Fokker 100 aircraft will gradually be replaced by the E190 aircraft. The E190 has a host of new features which improve fuel-efficiency and comfort. As a passenger, you will benefit from a twoabreast seating configuration and the convenience of significantly increased SKY-HIGH LUXURY AND EFFICIENCY WITH THE NEW EMBRAER 190

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KLM PARTNERS

Our Partners, Your Benefits KLM is a member of SkyTeam, an alliance of 11 airlines and 3 associate airlines. This offers you a

higher membership tier, each offering

largest airline group; together with KLM’s

different benefits such as access to

long-standing US partner, Northwest

airport lounges and extra baggage

Airlines, we guarantee you a perfectly

variety of benefits such as: 905 global

allowance. AIR FRANCE KLM is Europe’s

integrated network.

destinations; access to more lounges worldwide; a coordinated timetable for improved connections; and more opportunities to earn Flying Blue Level and Award Miles. Award Miles can be spent on flights, or with over 100 nonairline partners, such as Marriott and Hertz. Level Miles count towards a

KLM and its main partners Founded: 1926 / Home base: Minneapolis / St. Paul Fleet size: 356 / Passengers: 66 million WWW.NWA.COM Founded: 1919 / Home base: Amsterdam Fleet size: 190* / Passengers: 22 million WWW.KLM.COM * including KLM cityhopper and transavia.com

Founded: 1933 / Home base: Paris Fleet size: 404** / Passengers: 52 million WWW.AIRFRANCE.COM ** including Régional, Britair and Cityjet

Other KLM partners Combined code-share and Flying Blue partners

Flying Blue partners

Code-share partners

You can earn and/or spend Miles with all SkyTeam alliance members and KLM’s Flying Blue partners in Flying Blue, AIR FRANCE KLM’s loyalty program. For detailed information visit www.klm.com or www.airfrance.com. A code-share partner means that even though you have booked a KLM flight number, you may find yourself travelling on a service operated by that partner.

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WWW.KLM.COM “Reserve extra baggage space”

Room for more

Destinations uncovered Whether you’re looking for inspiration or you’re ready to book, our handy online

Destination Guide offers up-to-date, out-of-the-ordinary information and

No need to worry about excess

Featuring 100 countries, the guide

luggage! You can reserve extra baggage

covers restaurants, shopping, nightlife,

space on your flights via check-in on

events and things to do. It also has practical tips about transport, currencies, visa requirements and current weather forecasts.

Photo: Pete Oxford

practical advice.

www.klm.com. By arranging this online, you not only save time at the airport, you DISCOVER ECUADOR WITH DESTINATION GUIDE

also save 30% on the normal charges levied at the airport check-in desk.

KLM e-services make your and more rewarding than ever.

Wanted: more legroom

For example, you can relate your

Passengers can choose seating in

travel experiences with a direct,

Economy Class with more legroom or

easy-to-use link with KLM

with only two seats in a row, when

Customer Support. Via the “Contact

checking in via www.klm.com.

travel planning faster, easier

us” button on the website, your

These preferred seats are available

communication can usually be

on all KLM flights worldwide (except

handled within five days! KLM

KLM flights from the USA) for a

offers a full range of services via

small surcharge.

its website www.klm.com.

Fly, drive and stay Did you know that, as well as booking flights, you can also make Photo: NH Hotel Constanza, Barcelona

a hotel reservation or rent a car via www.klm.com? KLM works with reliable partners such as Booking.com for hotel reservations, and Avis for car rental. Flying Blue members can earn up to 700 Award Miles per car rental, and are eligible for a free upgrade. RESERVATIONS MADE EASY AT WWW.KLM.COM

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KLM PLANE FACTS Boeing 747-400

1920 May 17: the first KLM flight from London to Amsterdam.

1933 The Fokker F-XVIII Pelican sets a new record for the flight Amsterdam-Jakarta of four days, four hours and 35 minutes.

1934 October: the McDonnell Douglas DC-2 Uiver wins first prize in

22

the handicap section, and second prize

(Combi 17)

overall in the London-Melbourne Air

390,100

428

Race.

(Combi 396,900)

(Combi 280)

1946 KLM launches its scheduled

920

12,900

64.44

35,000 (Combi)

70.67

yes!

Boeing 747-400ER Freighter

service between Amsterdam and New York.

1960

KLM introduces the

McDonnell Douglas DC-8 into its fleet, marking the beginning of the ‘jet age’.

1971 KLM’s first Boeing 747B heralds the start of the ‘wide-body’ age.

4

920

12,900

1989 KLM is the first European

412,800

112,000

70.67

64.44

airline to introduce the new generation 747-400s.

Boeing 777-300ER

2001 KLM is the first European airline to introduce the next generation of 737-900s.

2003-2004 KLM embarks on an extensive fleet renewal programme.

Artwork KLM fleet: Hans Murris, KLM Engineering & Maintenance, SPL/WM

2005 KLM starts adding the first of

2

900

14,200

64.80

351,543

425

73.86

yes!

12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft to its fleet.

2008

KLM’s first two (out of a

total of six) Boeing 777-300ERs are

Boeing 777-200ER

put into operation.

Thanks to its efficient network, its modern fleet and many economical measures, KLM’s performance regarding fuel efficiency is one of the best in Europe. The website www.klm.com/ travel/csr_en gives full information

15

900

13,400

60.90

297,500

327

63.70

yes!

on KLM’s corporate social responsibilty and sustainable air transport activities.

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How big, how small, how far…?

KLM PLANE FACTS

McDonnell Douglas MD 11

10

880

11,400

51.96

280,300

294

61.21

yes!

Airbus A330-200

Boeing 737-900/800

10

880

10,700

60.30

233,000

251

58.37

yes!

5

850

4,600

35.80

21

850

4,200

35.80

76,900

189

41.91

73,700

171

39.47

Boeing 737-700

3

850

3,600

65,300

129

33.60

Boeing 737-400/300

35.80

13

800

3,600

28.88

10

800

2,850

28.88

62,800

147

36.45

56,900

127

33.40

Embraer 190

2

850

47,790

100

4,500

Fokker 100/70

28.72

36.25

Fokker 50

20

740

2,400

28.08

23

743

2,400

28.08

44,400

103

35.53

38,000

80

30.91

3,500

KEY

SCALE: 1 CM = 6.3 M

NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT

13 20,800

505 50

2,200 25.25

MAX. TAKE-OFF WEIGHT (KG)

TELEPHONE ON BOARD

WINGSPAN (M)

MAX. RANGE (KM)

CRUISING SPEED (KM/H)

LENGTH (M)

MAXIMUM PASSENGERS

MAX. FREIGHT (KG)

29

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ANNE FRANK HOUSE

STEDELIJK MUSEUM CS BEURS VAN BERLAGE

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DIAMOND CENTER

GASSAN DIAMONDS AMSTERDAM HISTORICAL MUSEUM ZUIDERKERK

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SKYTEAM AIRPORT HUB GATES Amsterdam / Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands

B18 B14 B12 B10 B8

4

Gates B

M7

B19 B15 B11 B17 B13 B9

M6

H7

M5

Gates M

C14 to C21 - C26

C12

C16

Gates C

C10

C8

C15 - C18

C6

4

C5

D14 D12 D68

3

Gates B-C, D 59-87, M

2

T5 T4

12

3

G7 G9

G4

3

Lounge 2

F2

T8

Holland Boulevard E4

Lounge 3

G6 G8

F3

T6

E2

D43 D73

3

G2

2

F4 E3

Gates G

F5

3

F7 F6

E6

E5

F9

Gates F 7

E8

E9

E18

E17

Transfer desk E20

Self-service transfer

Gates E

KLM Crown Lounge

F8

E7

E15

T

G3 G5

1 1

D41 D71

D42 D44 D72 D46D74 D48 D76 D52 D78 D54 D82 5 D47 D56 D84 D49 D77 D86 D51 D79 D53 D81 D55 D83 D57 D85 D87

Schengen

G11-16

6 Lounge 3 4 T9

D3 D5 D59 D7 D61 D63

Gates D

H1

3

8

D2 D4 D60 D8 D62 D64

D10 D66

H2

Schiphol Plaza

Lounge 1

Gates H

H4 H3

M1

T2

C11

D16 D18 D22 D24 5 D26 D21 D28 D23 D25 D27 D29 D31

H5

4

M2

C7

C9

H6

M4 M3

C4

4

C13

KLM flights arrive at / depart from gates B, C, D, E, F. Air France and Alitalia flights arrive at / depart from gates B and C. Continental, Delta and Korean Air flights arrive at / depart from gate G. Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from gate E. Czech Airlines flights arrive at / depart from gate D. For KLM passengers travelling to Antwerp (Thalys) and Rotterdam (NS): Please ensure you collect your luggage in Amsterdam and change your KLM (e-) ticket for a Thalys/NS ticket at the Netherlands Railways (NS ) desk at Schiphol Plaza (just past immigration).

to B22 - B29

Passengers with access to KLM’s Crown Lounges and who are transferring to European (Schengen) flights are kindly advised to use Crown Lounge 25, located near the Schengen gates behind passport control, when arriving on intercontinental flights.

E19

E22

Top Level Second floor

E24

KLM Crown Lounge

25

Gates D KLM Crown Lounge KLM Crown Lounge

52

41

Paris / Charles De Gaulle Airport Terminal 2, France Delta, Northwest Airlines and AeroMexico flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2E. Korean Air flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2C.

KLM and Alitalia flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2F, gates F21-36. Air France flights arrive at / depart from Terminals 2A, B, C, D. E and F.

Continental flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2A. Czech Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2B.

TERMINAL 2E TERMINAL 2A

TERMINAL 2C C86-C87 C84-C85 C82-C83 C88-C89

C80-C81

T

C90-C91

E91-E96

A48-A49 A46-A47 A44-A45 A42-A43

A50-A51

T

T

E51 E76

3

T

F56

T

F54-F55

F2

F21-F25

T

F41-F43 F44-F45

F49 F51

F26

F1

F27

Thalys/RER/TGV Railway station

TERMINAL 2F Schengen

3

4

3

3

2

T

T D74 D76

D53-D54

D72-D73

D55-D56 D57-D58 D61-D62 D64-D65 D70-D71 D60-D61

B33-34 B31-B32 B21-B22 B23-B24 B26-B27-B28 B29-B30 B25

F28

F33

F48 F52

T

F34

F47

F53

F36 F35

F46

3

3

4

3

2

3

3

4 4

A40-A41

TERMINAL 2D

F29 F32 F31

TERMINAL 2B

F30

F50

E80-E87

KEY Check-in

A1 Gate Numbers

Self-Service Check-in Passport control / Security check

Baggage Claim 4

Walking distance from point to point (average time in minutes)

T

Transfer desk Air France Lounge Transfer by train

3

Transfer by shuttle 3 outside Customs Area Transfer by shuttle bus inside Customs Area Transfer by shuttle bus inside Customs Area, only between 7:30am and 1:30pm

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SKYTEAM AIRPORT HUB GATES Moscow / Sheremetyevo Airport, Russia Most domestic flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 1. KLM, Air France, CSA, Alitalia, Korean Air and Delta flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2. Classic Lounge

TERMINAL 1

7 8

9

11

13

6

1415 16

12

5

17

4 3

TERMINAL 2

18 19

2

20

21

1

Mexico City / Lic. Benito Juárez International Airport, Mexico

1 4

3

2

1

4

5

T

6 7

8

2

3 10

11

12

1

13

14

1

3

4 15

2

16

17

18

1

29

4

1

T

4 28

30

36

1

31 21

19

22

23

24

25

26

34

27 32 33

9

20

TERMINAL 1

60 61 72

35

KLM, Air France and Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 1. Delta, Continental and AeroMexico flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2. Salón Premier

59

58

57

56

71

73

69 74

55

67 70

65 68

5

53

3

54 52

63

66

4

64

1

TERMINAL 2

KEY Check-in Self-Service Check-in Passport control / Security check

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A1 Gate Numbers T

Transfer by shuttle bus

Transfer desk Baggage Claim

Transfer by train 4

Walking distance from point to point (average time in minutes)

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SKYTEAM AIRPORT HUB GATES Milan / Malpensa Airport, Italy Satellite A serves arrivals at / departures from all Schengen countries. Airlines on this pier are KLM, Air France and Alitalia.

TERMINAL 1

5 5

10

5

5

Satellite B serves arrivals at / departures from all non-Schengen countries. Airlines on this pier are Delta and Continental.

5

VIP Lounge

Satellite A

Satellite B

Rome / Fiumicino Airport, Italy KLM, Air France and Alitalia flights arrive at / depart from Terminal B. Delta, Continental and Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Terminal C.

5 10

TERMINAL A

VIP Lounge

5

TERMINAL C

5 5

TERMINAL B

Satellite

Prague Airport, Czech Republic Terminal 1, pier A (gates A1-A8) and pier B (gates B1-B9) serve arrivals at / departures from all nonSchengen countries. Airlines on these piers are Delta, Aeroflot, Kenya Airways and Czech Airlines. T

T

A3

A1 A2

A4

A5 A6

A7 A8

Gates A

T C1 C14

TERMINAL 1

B1 B10

TERMINAL 2

B3 B19

B2 B11 B5 B13

C3 C15

C4-C5 C17

C6 C16

B4 B18

B6 B14 B7 B15

C2 C12-C13

C8 C19 B8-B9 B16-B17

Gates B

C9 C21

Gates C

C7 C18

Lounge C10-C11 C20

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Terminal 2, pier C (gates C1-C21) serves arrivals at / departures from all Schengen countries. Airlines on this pier are KLM, Air France, Alitalia and Czech Airlines.

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SKYTEAM AIRPORT HUB GATES Minneapolis / Saint Paul International Airport, USA

LINDBERGH TERMINAL

B1 B3 B5 B7 B9 B11 B13 B15

B Concourse D Concourse

D4

B2 B4 B6 B8 B10 B12 B14 B16

C Concourse D5

D3 D2 D1

C5 D6

C1

C3

C4

C7 C6

C9 C8

C11

C14

C10

C13 C12

C2

C22 C15 C17 C19 C21 C24 C26 C20 C16 C18 C23 C25 C27

A Concourse A1

A2

A7 A9 A11 A13 A3 A5 A4 A6 A8 A10 A12 A14

E4 E9 E7

E5 E3

E1

E Concourse

(Lower level)

F Concourse F5

First floor

International flights arrive at / depart from gates G1 to G9. Continental and Delta flights arrive at / depart from Concourse E. KLM flights arrive at / depart from Concourse G. Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from all concourses. WorldClub Facility

F1 F3

F9 F7 F11 F2 F13 F15 F10 F16 F14 F12

F6

G22 G21

F4

F8

G9

G1

G10 G3 G2

G5 G4

G7 G6

G8

G11 G13 G12

G15 G14 G16

G17 G19 G18 G20

G Concourse

New York / John F Kennedy Airport, USA TERMINAL 8

TERMINAL 7

TERMINAL 6

TERMINAL 9

KLM, Northwest Airlines, Continental, Continental Express and Czech Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 4. Air France, AeroMexico, Aeroflot, Alitalia, and Korean Air flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 1. Delta flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 3.

TERMINAL 5

TERMINAL 1

TERMINAL 4

TERMINAL 2

TERMINAL 3

Newark Liberty International Airport, New York, USA 136 137 138 139 128

135 134 133 132 131

A1

130

125 126 127 124 123 122

121 120

TERMINAL A 23 24 25

TERMINAL C

20

A2

102 104A 104B 106 108A 110A 108B 110B112A 112B 101 114A 103A 114B 103B 105 107A 107B 109 111 115A 113A 115B 113B

28 27

26A 26B

70

TERMINAL B

72 71 90

91

73

A3

92

94

74 93 80

82

B1

81

84

B2

B3

95

97 99

83

86

85 88

96 98

75

KLM, Air France, Delta, Czech Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Continental and Alitalia flights arrive at / depart from Terminal B. Continental (from / to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Washington D.C.) flights arrive at / depart from Terminal A. Continental (from / to London Heathrow) flights arrive at / depart from Terminal B. Continental and Continental Express flights arrive at / depart from Terminal C. Presidents Club

87

WorldClub Facility

74

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SKYTEAM AIRPORT HUB GATES Atlanta / Hartsfield-Jackson Intercontinental Airport, USA

B36

NORTH

C36

C35

A34

A33

B34

B33

C34

C33

D36

D35

T14

A32

A31

B32

B31

C32

C31

D34

D33

A30

A29

B30

B29

C30

C29

D32

D31

A28

A27

B28

B27

C28

C27

A26

A25

B26

B25

C26

C25

T12 T11 A24 T10

A23

B24

B23

D30

D29

D28

D27

D26

D25

C17

D24

D23

C15A

D22

D21

C15

D16

D15

C11

D14

D13

D12

D11

D10

D9

C24

C21

A22

A21

B22

B21

C20

A20

A19

B20

B19

C18A

T8

A18

A17

B18

B17

C18

T7

A16

A15

B16

B15

C16

A14

A13

B14

B13

C14

A12

A11

B12

B11

C12

A10

A9

B10

B9

C10

C7

A8

A7

B8

B7

C8A

C5

A6

A5

B6

B5

C8

C3

T2

A4

A3

B4

B3

C6

T1

A2

A1

B2

B1

C4

C9

E31

E30

E31A E29

E28

E27

E26

E14 E16 E18

E12 E15 E17 E10

T4

D8

D7

D6

D5

C2

D4

D3

C1

D2

D1

Crown Rooms (Delta Airlines)

E11

C7A

T5

T3

E33 E32

C23

T9

T6

SOUTH

E34 E36 E35

T15

T13

TERMINAL T

D38

KLM, Air France, AeroMexico and Korean Air flights arrive at / depart from Terminal E. Continental, Continental Express and Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Terminal D. Delta flights arrive at / depart from Terminal A, B, C, D, E and T.

E8

E9

E6

Presidents Club

E7

E4

E7A E5 E2 E1 E3

TERMINAL A

TERMINAL B

TERMINAL C

TERMINAL D

TERMINAL E

Houston / George Bush Intercontinental Airport, USA TERMINAL A North Concourse

TERMINAL B North Concourse

TERMINAL C North Concourse

C18

TERMINAL D North Concourse

C19 C17

KLM, Air France, AeroMexico flights arrive at / depart from Terminal D. Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Terminal B. Delta flights arrive at / depart from Terminal A. Continental Connection flights arrive at / depart from Terminal A. Continental Express flights arrive at / depart from Terminal B. Continental flights arrive at / depart from Terminal C, D and E.

C20 B79 B79A

A14

A15

A12

A11

A10

B81 A9 B81A

B80

A1

A2

C16

B86 B85A B77 B77A

C21 B85

C15

B87 C22

B84A B84B B84C

B76 B76A

C14

B88

A7

C26

C25

C24

C30

C31

C32

D6 D6A

D5

C23

B83 B83A

A8

D1

D2

D4 D3 D4A

C43

C44

C45

D7

D8

D9

D10 D11 D12

T

C27

B67

B68

B72

B60

B64

E24

C29 B69

B71A B70

B61

B71

B63 C33

E10A E10B

E1

B62 B62A

E12

E11

E14

E23

C34 C42 C35 C41 C36

TERMINAL A South Concourse

TERMINAL B South Concourse

E2

E9

E15A-E15B

E3

E8

E16

E21

E7A-E7B

E17

E20A-E20B

E4A-E4B

TERMINAL C C37 South Concourse C38 C39

C40

TERMINAL E E18A South Concourse

E22

E6

E5A E5B

Presidents Club

E19 E18B

Detroit / Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, USA B20 B18 B16 B12 B10 B8

B6

B4

B2

C2

C4

C6 C8 C10 C12 C14 C16 C18 C20 C22 C24 C26 C28 C30 C32 C34 C36 C38 C40

McNAMARA TERMINAL

KLM, Air France and Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Concourse A.

C43 B21 B19 B15 B11 B7

B5

B3

B1

C1

C3

C5

C7

C9 C11 C15 C17 C19 C21 C23 C25 C27 C29 C31 C33 C35 C37 C39 C41

Concourse B

Concourse C Tunnel

A6

A8

A10

A4

A72 A12

A18

A20

A24

A28

A30

A34

A36

A38

A40

A46

A50

A54

A56

A60

A64

A66

A68

A74

A76 A78

A70

A2

A77

A1 A3

A5

A7

A9

A11

A15

A17

A19

A21

A23

A25

A27

A29

A31

A33

A35 A41

Concourse A south

A43

A45

A47

A49

A51

A53

A55

A57

A59

A61

A63

A65

A67

A69

A71

A75 A73

Delta, Continental and Northwest Airlines flights arrive at / depart from Concourse B and C. WorldClub Facility

Concourse A north

KEY Check-in Self-Service Check-in Passport control / Security check

A1 Gate Numbers T

Transfer by shuttle bus

Transfer desk Baggage Claim

Transfer by train 4

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Walking distance from point to point (average time in minutes)

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SKYTEAM AIRPORT HUB GATES Tokyo / Narita International Airport, Japan

Concourse C C87

C85

C83

KLM, Air France, AeroMexico, Delta, Continental, Korean Air, Northwest Airlines and Alitalia flights arrive at / depart from Terminal 1.

Concourse D C81

D91

D88

D93

D95

D97

WorldClub Facility

D99

T

D86

D98 C84

C82

D92

D94

D96

E80

TERMINAL 2 Concourse B B74

B73

B72

Concourse A B71

E60

T

A61

A62

A63

58

A64

57 56

14

55 54 51

T

15

Satellite 1

12

11A 11B

16

17

53

52

18

TERMINAL 1

22

21

T

Satellite 2

23

24

47

32 28A 25 2F

26

27

31

34

33

38

36

35

37

46 45 44

41

42

43

Seoul / Incheon Airport, South Korea

3

2

KLM, Air France, Korean Air, Northwest Airlines and Delta flights arrive at / depart from this airport. 1

50 49

6 7

Airline Lounge

48 47

8

T 9

46 10

45 43

11

T 25

29 26

12

42

T 27

28

30 14

41 24

15

16

31

40

39

32

23

17

38 22

18 19

20

33

21

37 34

35

36

KEY Check-in Self-Service Check-in Passport control / Security check

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A1 Gate Numbers T

Transfer by shuttle bus

Transfer desk Baggage Claim

Transfer by train 4

Walking distance from point to point (average time in minutes)

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KLM FIT FOR FLYING

Our handy hints can help you to stay feeling great both during and after the flight. Exercises should be performed slowly with steady, even breathing 10 TIMES

15 TIMES

30 TIMES

5 TIMES

15 TIMES

10 TIMES

Feet

Ankles

Knees

Shoulders

Legs

Back and arms

With your heels on the floor, stretch your toes upwards. Then keep your toes on the floor, and stretching your heel upwards.

Rotate your foot first in one direction and then the other.

Raise your leg, tensing the muscles of your thigh.

With your hands on your thighs, rotate your shoulders in a circular motion.

Bend forward slightly. Wrap your hands around your knee and raise it to your chest. Hold for 15 seconds.

Place both feet flat on the ground and hold in your stomach. Bend forward, moving your hands down your legs.

Relax whilst flying

During the flight

Reducing jetlag

Statistics show that flying is much safer

Ear pain? Pinch your nose shut,

Start adjusting your body clock to

than many situations in our daily lives

close your mouth and swallow or

the time zone of your destination the

The crew in control of the plane are

blow out against your closed mouth.

night before departure by going to

highly trained and experienced

Alternatively, chew gum

bed earlier or later

KLM aircraft are thoroughly maintained

Stimulate your circulation by walking

Don’t eat too heavily the night before

and designed to withstand all sorts of

around in the cabin and stretching

you leave, or drink too much coffee or

turbulence

Avoid sitting with your legs crossed

alcohol

Try to relax – breathe in deeply through

as this restricts circulation

Eat protein-rich meals at times that

your nose, hold for three seconds and

Taking your shoes off might be

are normal for your new time zone

exhale slowly

more comfortable

At your destination, take light exercise,

KLM partner, VALK Foundation can offer

Drink plenty of water and not too

such as a walk

further advice. Visit www.valk.org

much alcohol, tea or coffee

Spend at least 30 minutes in daylight

HOUSE RULES All electronic devices with an antenna must be turned

Electronic equipment without an antenna, such as CD players,

are served to

off completely whilst

laptops or electronic games,

passengers in their

walking to/from the

may be used

assigned seats. For

during takeoff, approach and landing.

during cruise flight and ground-stop. At all other times, please switch off and stow your personal

bar. Passengers are not permitted to

Mobile phones may

electronic equipment if

drink alcoholic beverages brought

be used on board the

the ‘Fasten Seat Belt’

on board with them.

aircraft as long as the

sign is on.

aircraft, and

Individual drinks

safety reasons, the purser may close the

aircraft doors are open (subject to

Smoking on KLM flights

local regulations).

is strictly forbidden at all times.

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09-12-2008 15:00:42


EU AIRPORTS

Hand baggage rules at EU airports To increase passenger safety, security rules for hand luggage are in place for all flights, in accordance with European Union regulations

Airport shopping in the EU Within the European Union,

Carrying liquids and gels in your hand baggage

liquids and gels that you purchase after passing through passport control, or on board the aircraft

When passing through security control, you will be required to present liquids and

will be packaged and sealed for

gels separately. Please follow the guidelines below.

you, together with the receipt. The unbroken seal is valid for

18-20 cm

24 hours.

Airport shopping outside the EU If you buy liquids or gels at a 20-22 cm

non-EU airport and change planes at an EU airport, your purchases will be confiscated at the EU airport security check. This can also happen for purchases you make on board an aircraft operated by an airline from a non-EU country. For further information visit www.klm.com

The plastic bag

Liquids, gels, pastes, lotions and

may not exceed

aerosols are not permitted in

Animal products

1 litre in volume

containers bigger than 100ml

To prevent the spread of animal diseases, you are prohibited from entering the EU with meat, meat

For use only during the flight, you may also take on board: Special diet food

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permitted on arrival from Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland,

1 re-sealable

transparant plastic bag

Medication

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products, milk and milk products.

per passenger

Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. For further information visit http://europa.eu.int.

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